1script - 7:37 pm on Sep 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
A site I work with currently uses rel=canonical to point pages 2 and on back to page 1. This isn't recommended but prevents all the paginated pages from being in the search index.
View-All and Page 1 are quite different unless your Page 1 contains all the content. In which case why would there be other pages?
Presumably, all those pages also have content or else why should there be additional pages, so I just don't see any reason to do rel="canonical" to Page 1 if content of Page 2+ is different.
In other words, why would you make them only index page 1 if other pages can also stand of their own and hopefully rank as well?